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Residents get look at major road projects

Two public meetings held at the Oxford Conference Center this week gave residents an opportunity to ask MDOT officials questions in regards to two major upcoming road projects aimed at making the community safer for drivers. (October 18, 2012, Page 1)

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    Tourism Council approves room rebate program

    The Oxford Tourism Council approved a new room rebate program to help give events and organizations a discount on booking more than 20 room nights in Oxford. (October 18, 2012, Page 3)

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      Rezoning request dies for lack of motion

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request Tuesday by landowner Kenny Coleman to rezone 64 acres located between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7 South from single-family homes to multi-family units. No motion was made to accept the request, therefore the request died for lack of motion. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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        City looks for new top cop

        Three Oxford Board of Aldermen will join five members of the community to form a citizens’ committee to screen applications for the chief of police. Chief Mike Martin is retiring at the end of January. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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          City rejects loading zone request for Lyric

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request from the owner of The Lyric Oxford to reserve the loading zone behind his business from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Read about the loading zone issue and other business from Tuesday night’s meeting. (October 17, 2012, Page 2)

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            11th Street to get speed humps

            Residents on South 11th Street may soon have a bumpier drive on their way to their home. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Monday night that South 11th Street will be getting three speed humps to help slow down traffic on the neighborhood road. Residents signed a petition in March requesting the humps that will be 12-feet wide and 3 to 3.5 inches high. (October 16, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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              Public hearing set for pet surrender law

              A public hearing is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday during the Oxford Board of Aldermen for the second reading of an addition to the city’s animal ordinance requiring pet owners to surrendor pets to the shelter and not call Animal Control to pick up the dog. (October 15, 2012, Page 3A)

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                Record set for bus riders

                Thanks to two new park-and-ride routes implemented by the University of Mississippi for the Oxford-University Transit system, ridership numbers almost doubled in September. (October 15, 2012, Page 1A, 7A)

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                  Major road projects reviewed

                  The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold two meetings next week, on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center, to meet with Oxonians and Lafayette County residents about two upcoming road projects. The meeting for the Highway 6/West Jackson Ave. intersection will be on Monday and a meeting for the Old Taylor Road roundabouts will be Tuesday. (October 12, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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                    OPC brings home program awards

                    The Oxford Park Commission received two awards from the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association recently for its yoga classes and Get Outdoors event. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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